Posts Tagged ‘onions’

Emily and I tested a few recipes from Hungry Girl’s 200 Under 200 Cookbook. While I feel that many of the recipes have too many processed foods and ingredients, there are many that seem great!

Recipe # 1: Faux Fried Mozz Sticks

Emily went through the cookbook and picked out the recipes we tried yesterday. She is a big mozzarella stick fan!

I am not going post the exact recipe but I will list the ingredients:

  • low fat string cheese
  • Fiber One cereal
  • salt/pepper/ seasonings
  • egg whites

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And Recipe #2: Faux Fried Bloomin Onion


  • onion
  • Fiber One cereal
  • salt/pepper/seasonings
  • egg whites

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We did not let the onion cook long enough because we got too excited to eat it!

We approve of both of these recipes though!!

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Chait introduced me to this amazing salad this weekend. I am obsessed!


So Simple, So Delicious

  • 1 cucumber
  • 3 or 4 peppers red and yellow
  • 1 red onion
  • 5 large tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • juice of 1 or 2 lemons
  • tons of salt and pepper – as Chait says, “more than you think is enough”
  1. Dice everything into little small pieces.
  2. Right before serving, season with lemon juice, olive oil and salt and pepper
  3. ENJOY!!

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It’s been another busy week! I can’t believe my summer is half way over – I know I shouldn’t complain, but I am not ready to go back to school yet! 🙂 A lot has been going on and I have been a bad blogger but I will have a week of recipes coming up!

I am making this “try a new recipe” week! I thought it would be a good week to do this because Brady and I will be home all week. I will be writing o328403984 million papers for grad school and he will be studying for a test to get an extra certification for work. We will both be done on July 31st!

So anyways, last week when I went to visit my mom for the night while my dad was out of town we made these…

Portobello Burger with Artichokes and Zucchini

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Balsamic Bello Burger

  • Good Seasons Italian dressing packet mixed with balsamic vinegar instead of reg.
  • portobello mushroom
  1. Marinate the mushroom in the dressing
  2. Grill the mushroom until cooked how you like it

A/ Z Veggie Mix

  • artichoke hearts
  • onions – sliced
  • zucchini
  • garlic wine seasoning from The Melting Pot
  1. Slice onions and zucchini
  2. Open or thaw artichoke hearts – not in oil
  3. Spray a frying pan with cooking spray
  4. Place onions, zucchini and artichoke in pan.
  5. Cover with garlic wine seasoning.
  6. When veggies begin to cook and stick to the pan, add water and keep cooking until they have reached desired doneness!
  7. Serve with the burger or on the side, on a bed of mixed greens

We dined outside with these:


Happy Monday!


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Crockpot of…


For dinner, on my own, last night I threw some things in the crockpot before school.  My recipe was modeled off a recipe my friend Meg emailed me and a Robin Miller Quick Fix Meal.  I skipped the chicken this time because it was just me.  I will make this again for Brady and add chicken because it was a great filling meal!

Rosemary Tuscon Veggies

  • 2 c. chopped mushrooms
  • 2 c. chopped onions
  • garlic powder
  • fresh garlic
  • 1 can white beans
  • 3 c. veggie broth
  • 4 c. swiss chard/collard greens
  • 1 tsp. rosemary
  • salt and pepper

Place veggies and broth in the crockpot.  Add seasonings and cover with greens.  Heat on low for 3-5 hours.

Yum!  I ate this over brown rice.  🙂


I have been a little MIA lately but I have been working out, teaching, tutoring and spending time with girlfriends!  Things should be more normal next week!  I also have a fun Valentine dinner planned!!

Happy Friday!

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